In a significant reversal from past advice, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases issued new national health guidelines this month calling for parents to give their children foods containing peanuts early and often, starting when they are infants, as a way to help avoid life-threatening peanut allergies.
Now that the guidelines are out, many parents will have questions and may be fearful of introducing peanuts to their infants and younger children at home. Join me in a recent interview with Dr. Shahzad Mustafa, MD, Medical Advisory Board Chair of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) and a leading allergist, as he explains these new recommendations for preventing peanut allergies. He will also share ways to give your child the right dose of peanut protein recommended by experts to prevent allergy with confidence.
Complete interview can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/201338654
More information is available at www.peanutallergyfacts.org.
About Dr. Shahzad Mustafa, MD:
- FAACT Medical Advisory Board Chair
- Allergist, Division of Allergy & Immunology Rochester Regional Health System, Rochester, NY
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clerkship Director, Allergy & Clinical Immunology University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, NY
Interview courtesy of the National Peanut Board